I-Spy Books Review And Giveaway!

Collins have relaunched the iconic I-SPY series of children’s books and I was keen to see if my boys would be interested in them. I used to love these as a child but as have times have moved on, would they?

Big and little man were both excited by the Creepy Crawlies pocket book. With an array of common garden insects, it is great to use it on a bug hunt in the back garden or a park. Little man headed straight for our bee house where it turns out we have some resident snails rather than bees. We were also able to tick off ants, slugs, woodlice, worms and spiders just from a quick look under the plant pots. With sections on “at the pond” and “flies that are not flies” we still have some spotting and learning to do over the summer holiday.

Each thing you spot has a number assigned to it. Once you have totaled 1000 points you can apply for a special certificate and badge.

With tablets top of my boys agenda on a long car journey, I wasn’t sure how the “On a road trip” i-spy book would fair. I have to say I was pleasantly surprised. They were keen to spot the road signs and were then asking where they could see a Ferarri. As luck would have it we ended up driving past a showroom.

 

It was lovely to have the boys excited about spotting things out of the car window rather than having their heads down watching their tablets. I would highly recommend getting one of these if you are doing any kind of UK travel this summer.

 

I have been really impressed with these books. The boys have enjoyed them and they are a great idea with the summer holiday around the corner. You can purchase these and the other titles in the series from Amazon.

 

I am also pleased to be able to offer one of my lucky readers the chance to win these two books. Just complete the Gleam entry below. Good Luck!
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170 Comment

  1. I loved I-Spy books when I was a child. So good to see they can now be enjoyed by the next generation πŸ™‚

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  2. iain maciver says: Reply

    ON A ROAD TRIP

  3. Hannah Scudder says: Reply

    The creepy crawlies because my son loves outdoors so he would enjoy that more I think

  4. Great giveaway, I think my son would love these x #TriedTested

  5. Samantha O'D says: Reply

    Train journey, it’s always difficult to keep the kids occupied

  6. Annabel Greaves says: Reply

    I spy at the seaside would be fab for our holiday

  7. kim neville says: Reply

    My son would like the creepy crawlies

  8. msedollyp says: Reply

    I spy at the airport, pass the time while waiting to get onboard the plane!

  9. Tony Metcalf says: Reply

    The Creepy Crawlies one I think.

  10. Tee simpson says: Reply

    I-spy on a car journey

  11. laura stewart says: Reply

    The Creepy Crawlies one πŸ™‚

  12. Lyndsey says: Reply

    I-Spy on a car journey

  13. Susan Smith says: Reply

    On a Car Journey

  14. Karl Borowy says: Reply

    Creepy Crawlies pocket book

  15. Michelle Ferguson says: Reply

    Would love i spy every vehicle on the road for my nephew

  16. Simon C says: Reply

    The road trip one for sure. My girls love playing eye-spy in the car, but they’re really bad at picking things. I find myself saying “uh, is it ‘trees’ again?”. A book like this would be great for giving them a bit of inspiration! πŸ™‚

  17. Catherine McAlinden says: Reply

    I spy at the airport, it would make that long wait easier!

  18. Anthony Harrington says: Reply

    our little chap would love the I-Spy on a road trip!

  19. Rachel Craig says: Reply

    Birds, though I do like the looks of several others.

  20. Natalie Crossan says: Reply

    My daughter would like the creepy crawlies

  21. Angela Treadway says: Reply

    I spy on a car journey x

  22. Michaela Hannah says: Reply

    I spy at the airport – perfect for keeping the kids from getting bored!

  23. Lynn Heath says: Reply

    I spy on the motorway would be great for keeping the kids entertained whilst we are sitting in an inevitable traffic jam on the M5 this year!!!!!

  24. judy parslow says: Reply

    on a car journey

  25. Ray Dodds says: Reply

    My granddaughter 3 would love these she loves bugs

  26. I spy at the seaside looks like fun!

  27. Zoe C says: Reply

    The I-Spy on a road trip, the kids and me would love this

  28. Heather Hibbert says: Reply

    Birds!

  29. Heidi Craske says: Reply

    i-SPY on a Car Journey!

  30. Jen Schofield says: Reply

    I-spy on a car journey

  31. Karen Knox says: Reply

    I think i-spy on a car journey would be brilliant to stop the kids getting bored

  32. Paula Readings says: Reply

    I spy at the seaside

  33. Tammy Tudor says: Reply

    I spy on a car journey! πŸ™‚

  34. dorothy merrett says: Reply

    I spy birds

  35. Julie Henderson says: Reply

    creepy crawlies

  36. Matthew P says: Reply

    creepy crawlies

  37. Kerry Kilmister says: Reply

    My daughter Amber would love i-SPY Every vehicle on the road

  38. Hannah Ingham says: Reply

    I Spy London sounds fun!

  39. Sarah Mackay says: Reply

    Nature as love taking my daughter on walks

  40. Elizabeth Hinds says: Reply

    I love the sound of I Spy on a Car Journey – sounds like a great way to distract them on long trips! πŸ™‚

  41. Joanne Hutchings says: Reply

    I like the sound of I Spy at The Seaside because I remember having it when I was little.

  42. Kim M says: Reply

    I like i-SPY at the seaside

  43. Patricia Avery says: Reply

    Birds….for my grandaughter. She loves reading my old Observer book of birds and using it to spot birds she sees in our garden but I think the I-Spy one is much more child – friendly πŸ™‚

  44. Rachael G says: Reply

    i-SPY At the airport – great for a first holiday abroad.

  45. angela boucher says: Reply

    I spy at the seaside, sounds like great fun, I love the beach with the kid’s.

  46. Jo Carroll says: Reply

    i-SPY Every vehicle on the road…perfect for those long walks back and forth from nursery πŸ™‚

  47. Kim Styles says: Reply

    I spy on a car journey- I grew up with these- I had lot of different ones and I loved them!! the car journey is especially good as I used to get so bored on long journeys

  48. Claire Elizabeth Noke says: Reply

    The car journey one would be AMAZING for our drive up to Scotland (approx 4-5 hours) in August XX

  49. Ruth Harwood says: Reply

    This would be great for longjourneys with the kids xx

  50. Jackie Dawson says: Reply

    i-SPY on a car journey

  51. charlene aldred says: Reply

    aww i remember these from when i was a kid!! think my 4 year old would love the creepy crawly one, she loves hunting for bugs!! πŸ™‚

  52. melanie stirling says: Reply

    i-SPY In the night sky

  53. I Spy on a Car Journey as it would make the game we already play much easier

  54. Solange says: Reply

    The Creepy Crawlies one

  55. Charlotte Arnott says: Reply

    I spy on a car journey sounds great

  56. Corinne Peat says: Reply

    I spy at the Sea side looks great!

  57. emma walters says: Reply

    the i-SPY On a road trip looks great for holiday πŸ™‚

  58. Kay Panayi says: Reply

    The Creepy Crawlies one Looks good

  59. Caroline H says: Reply

    At the Seaside would be lovely for a local day out and add a new dimension.

  60. Lisa Wilkinson says: Reply

    i-SPY At the airport

  61. Kirsty Hosty says: Reply

    I Spy on a car journey would be fantastic as we use the car a lot to go see family and friends

  62. Anne Nelmes says: Reply

    I Spy On a Car Journey

  63. Rachel Butterworth says: Reply

    I-Spy On A Car Journey.

  64. samantha mason says: Reply

    The creepy crawlies one because my son loves to go on a bug hunt

  65. Margaret Clarkson says: Reply

    I spy nature.

  66. Lucy I says: Reply

    I spy on a car journey sounds very useful

  67. Jo Hutchinson says: Reply

    I like the sound of the i-SPY Creepy crawlies book, great for looking up bugs are in the garden.

  68. LESLEY BRADLEY says: Reply

    On a car journey in France would be my first choice

  69. Katie W says: Reply

    I Spy on a Car Journey as it will keep them occupied on the 4 hour journey to our holiday to Tenby

  70. Jodie Harvey says: Reply

    i-spy in the garden

  71. Alison Clark says: Reply

    I spy at the seaside – My parents live by the beach so this would be ideal.

  72. Cara bemrose-Williams says: Reply

    I spy on a road trip- perfect for long journey boredom

  73. Karen R says: Reply

    I love the iSpy books – I used to read my uncle’s ones! I like the look of birds and cars πŸ™‚

  74. Jessica Hutton says: Reply

    I spy on a car journey sounds fab xx

  75. Lucy Robinson says: Reply

    On the road trip looks great for long journeys.

  76. Ema J Lowe says: Reply

    I like the sound of the eye spy on a road trip.

  77. Jade Hewlett says: Reply

    I spy at the sea side sounds good

  78. Carly Belsey says: Reply

    I spy on a car journey because we are going away soon with 4 children and this will keep them all occupied in the car!

  79. Beky Austerberry says: Reply

    I spy on a road trip sounds fab – something to keep bored kids amused

  80. leanne weir says: Reply

    The Creepy Crawlies one

  81. Rachael says: Reply

    iSpay on a road trip.

  82. Qudsia says: Reply

    I spy at the sea side sounds great

  83. Matt Baker says: Reply

    I Spy in the Night Sky – I had the equivalent as a child and it sparked my lifelong love of Astronomy. My daughter would love it just as much I think!

  84. I love the sound of i-spy at the seaside
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  85. James McLaughlin says: Reply

    On a car journey sounds great.

  86. claire woods says: Reply

    i-spy London

  87. richell lever says: Reply

    This books take me back, didn’t know they will still going!

  88. I like the nature one and i spy on a train
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  89. Clare Hubbard says: Reply

    I remember these from when I was a child, I always wanted the badge you could send away for! I really like the look of the nature one πŸ™‚

  90. MANDY DOHERTY says: Reply

    I-Spy in the Garden

  91. EJ Dunn says: Reply

    I like the look of the ‘On a road trip” one

  92. Kate Davies says: Reply

    I loved I spy books as a kid, especially ‘on a road trip’

  93. felicity williams says: Reply

    loved I-Spy books when I was a child. The I Spy the Night Sky looks wonderful πŸ˜€

  94. Jane Newbrook says: Reply

    ..on a train..looking forwards to many train journeys with my new godchild

  95. Vickie Jackson says: Reply

    i spy on a car journey looks fab. We like to play i spy anyway but my son hasn’t quite got the letters right yet. I think this would help a lot!

  96. jo liddement says: Reply

    Like the i SPY in the Garden for mini adventures in the garden with my son.

  97. Jemma Dwyer says: Reply

    i-SPY At the seaside:

  98. Rich Tyler says: Reply

    On a Car Journey

  99. michelle o'neill says: Reply

    The creepy crawlies x

  100. claire woods says: Reply

    ispy London

  101. Kelly cooper says: Reply

    My children are always in the garden looking for bugs so creepy crawlies looks good

  102. JULIE WARD says: Reply

    I spy on the motorway, these journeys are so boring

  103. Sheri Darby says: Reply

    I Spy on a road trip sounds really good

  104. Colin Gault says: Reply

    I-Spy creepy crawlies is my favorite

  105. lois levy says: Reply

    I-Spy on a Road trip would bring some fun on the long family journeys

  106. michelle speight says: Reply

    i spy on a road trip

  107. Sarah Archibald says: Reply

    The car journey one looks good!

  108. I-Spy Nature as it is really educational.

  109. Holly Neale says: Reply

    I think my son Rafael would love the I Spy on a train journey book! We often travel by train and I think this would keep hom entertained!

  110. Jo McPherson says: Reply

    Creepy Crawlies

  111. Laura Harrison says: Reply

    On A Road Trip sounds good xx

  112. Sarah Lee says: Reply

    I think my son would really like the i-SPY Every vehicle on the road book

  113. Rebecca Mercer says: Reply

    The I-Spy creepy crawlies

  114. Christine Caple says: Reply

    i-SPY At the seaside would be ideal as we live by the sea

  115. ellie hamer says: Reply

    I spy in the garden, My little boy loves playing the garden and spotting all the insects

  116. lorraine polley says: Reply

    i spy creepy crawlies would be great

  117. Laura Pritchard says: Reply

    The i-Spy Nature book looks fun!

  118. Vicky Loveday says: Reply

    I spy in the garden

  119. Samantha walker says: Reply

    I spy at the seaside as we have a beach local to us

  120. Victoria Prince says: Reply

    I most like the sound of i-SPY On the motorway πŸ™‚

  121. LEE HARDY says: Reply

    I spy at the seaside sounds great.

  122. Paz says: Reply

    I-Spy Every Vehicle On The Road sounds perfect for Flynn, thank you

  123. i-SPY on a car journey defo as every time were in the car my 4 play eye spy πŸ™‚

  124. Victoria Thurgood says: Reply

    my son would enjoy the i-SPY London: What can you spot?

  125. A.E. ADKINS says: Reply

    On a Car Journey but Motorway and Road Trip books are also fab

  126. Kerry Smith says: Reply

    I spy on a motorway sounds really handy for long car journeys

  127. Karen Barrett says: Reply

    Birds, my Grand-Daughter, Ellie, would love this book

  128. donna l jones says: Reply

    The creepy crawlies look good

  129. Ann Williams says: Reply

    I loved the I-Spy books as a child and it became very competitive between myself and older brother. I-Spy at the Seaside is a good choice as those who do not live near the set so many new things whose names are unknown. Agree though that the journey ones make a great alternative to gadgets or endless games of colour spotting.

  130. holly walker says: Reply

    ooo seaside or car trip would be great! my husband remembers these from a child

  131. Definitely on the road – hate creepy crawleys #blogger care4them.com

  132. Marie Rule says: Reply

    Creepy Crawlies

  133. AnnaH says: Reply

    My children would love the car badges one!

  134. Love the I spy creepy crawlies as we live in the countryside and always out doing nature trails or in garden so this be great for my little girl

  135. Pauline Dring says: Reply

    I Spy At the seaside looks good

  136. Victoria B says: Reply

    I had the I-spy butterflies when I was little. I like the look of the I-spy in London. Great way to get kids interested in surroundings on a day trip.

  137. Karen Howden says: Reply

    I had these when I was younger, I would love I spy on a car journey

  138. Joanna Kasznicki says: Reply

    I-Spy in the night sky sounds great

  139. Nicki Simpson says: Reply

    Creepy crawlies for sure!

  140. Mommas3cubs says: Reply

    Things to see in a road trip, reminds me of when we were kids and me and my brother had a similar book and spotted things whilst on the train to go on holidsg πŸ™‚

  141. I-Spy every vehicle on the road

  142. Jenny Prest says: Reply

    I-Spy on a Road Trip.

  143. At the seaside
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  144. Hayley Todd says: Reply

    I would love the I-Spy London as we are taking our daughter to London for a week soon and this would be perfect for her!

  145. Meena Hindmarch says: Reply

    My son would love the creepy crawlies one!

  146. Lisa Pond says: Reply

    On a road trip, no more “are we there yet” πŸ™‚

  147. Damian Thomas says: Reply

    car journey would keep some people very occupied πŸ™‚

  148. David Crabb says: Reply

    Birds please for our nature excursions

  149. Brilliant for car journeys

  150. Dale Dow says: Reply

    definitely the car journey, its hard to entertain when cooped up

  151. Miss Tracy Hanson says: Reply

    I-spy In the Street

  152. Simon G says: Reply

    I spy on a car journey !

  153. dana says: Reply

    I-spy on a car journey

  154. tammi nutting says: Reply

    I-spy In the Street

  155. nicola james says: Reply

    creepy crawlies would be cool

  156. Angela Kelly says: Reply

    I like the sound of I Spy Nature, thanks for the giveaway.

  157. Louise Evans says: Reply

    I spy at the seaside

  158. carol boffey says: Reply

    I spy in the car

  159. Beverley Sharp says: Reply

    I think ‘Creepy Crawlies’. We dont do many road trips but my son loves being outside so it would be perfect.

  160. Philip Underwood says: Reply

    I spy at the seaside!

  161. Pauline Burroughs says: Reply

    I-spy nature

  162. Aaron Milne says: Reply

    I spy on the motorway sounds good as these type of journeys can be long and tedious

  163. Beryl drake says: Reply

    I spy at the seaside

  164. Nikki Hunter-Pike says: Reply

    i spy creepy crawlies – mainly because i owned this book as a child!

  165. Eve Ogden says: Reply

    I love them all

  166. christine nicholson says: Reply

    My sons would like I-spy on the motorway the best

  167. Tammy Neal says: Reply

    I spy car journey please xx

  168. Michelle Cheeseman says: Reply

    On a Road Trip Would great to keep the Kids occupied when we go to visit their Grandparents.

  169. leanne perrett says: Reply

    we spend a lot of time visiting my mum and spend 3 hours one way on motorway so the i spy on motorway is ideal for me πŸ™‚

  170. Crystal Williams says: Reply

    I spy on a road trip looks great for when my son and i are in the car on long journeys πŸ™‚ x

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